Bread · Pastry

Bananas Foster Cinnamon Rolls

 

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Luscious swirls of banana pecan goodness. 100% worth the effort. # 67: Bananas Foster Cinnamon Rolls

 

Happy Thursday! Only one more sleep until it’s Friday and your weekend’s off and running. Is anyone feeling like March and April have been a bit of a whirlwind? I certainly have. When you have a moment this weekend, I suggest grabbing a cinnamon roll (or two), finding a park or a bench, and munching away in the sun. Netflix can wait – get that vitamin D!

 

Have you ever ordered bananas foster in a restaurant and had the waiter flambe at the table? Smells like heaven! Though the flambe aspect is a little intimidating. The glaze for these rolls is supposed to imitate that bananas foster effect – pouring rum in at the last moment and lighting it ablaze. I was feeling a little more on the cautious side and I mixed my rum in and simply cooked it down a bit til the alcohol bite was less pronounced and it just had the rich flavor of the dark rum. Totally worked! No singed eyebrows for this girl.

 

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Crank sifter? Check. Mickey Mouse spatula? Of course!

 

 

The first time I made cinnamon rolls, I forgot to add the yeast. I know, I know. Go ahead and laugh. They were still yummy, but denser than a bagel and super flat. I made a point to read through this recipe 4 times before starting and made sure I had mis en place before starting. And lo and behold, it worked!

 

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This recipe was super interesting because it had me add additional flour after it proved. I guessing it was so it could achieve maximum rise without the weight of the extra flour? Besides that, I’m not sure on the reasoning.

 

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Post-additional flour – ready to rock and roll.

 

 

So many good things going into this filling: cinnamon, pecans and bananas, oh my!

 

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It was a very wet dough and required an ample amount of sprinkled flour to keep it from sticking to everything.

 

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The moment where I get to be an artist and paint the butter on. Voila!

 

Aww yeahh.

 

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One enormous cinnamon log! I used a serrated knife to cut the slices off so as not to squish the roll too much.

 

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The more bananas the better! They help keep each roll from getting overly dry (without having to add gallons of sugary glaze to each roll.)

 

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Off for a second-rise nap.

 

 

Glaze, sauce, syrup. Tomayto, tomahto. It all is delicious on top of a cinnamon roll. This recipe veered away from the powdered sugar & milk glaze found in store-bought cinnamon roll packages, and I think it’s a huge improvement. This one used dark brown sugar and butter as the base, so it actually had a flavor other than sugar!

 

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I did try an itty-bitty version of a flambe but ended up switching to just stirring it in and cooking it through.

 

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Happy munching!

 

 

Recipe from: http://thewoodandspoon.com/bananas-foster-cinnamon-rolls/

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